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    April 6, 2017

    The Festival’s 2017 Program is on Track!

    The Festival du Loup’s 14th edition is a must see as part of this summer’s fun things to do. Here is a sample what you can expect.

    Friday night starts with a cool breeze brought on by Le groupe Swing (LGS).  They are freshly back from the motherland, where they gave a series of concerts. Electro-trad at its best, with a sound dubbed folktronica. After France, Lafontaine!


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    The closing event of Saturday’s Great Howling Evening will be Ariko’s new album launch! They will close the celebrations by performing numbers from their new album as well as dance music that only they know how to deliver. The sisters, Nicole, Jill and Kelly, have just returned from Ottawa where they performed alongside Jean-Marc Lalonde and Damien Robitaille during the concert commemorating the 20th anniversary of the ‘rassemblement pour l’hôpital Montfort’. The Lefaive family is getting ready for something you won’t forget!


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    The Great Howling Evening’s lineup also includes a band from Montreal, Les Chiens de Ruelle. Their style is a hardy mix of folk, blues and gypsy music that is between busking and an invitation to party! These performers find their doghouse just about everywhere they go.

    chiens de ruelles

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    More surprises to come!



    March 25, 2017

    Lafontaine artists celebrating Franco-Ontarian solidarity in Ottawa

    On March 22nd, many Franco-Ontarian artists got together in Ottawa to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the SOS Montfort assembly. Among these artists, we find a few from Lafontaine: Damien Robitaille, Jean-Marc Lalonde, and Ariko!


    In the photo: Nicole Lefaive, Damien Robitaille, Jill Lefaive, Jean-Marc Lalonde, Kelly Lefaive
    Photo credit: Ryan Osman


    In the photo: Jean-Marc Lalonde and Ariko
    Photo credit: Ryan Osman


    In the photo: Damien Robitaille and Ariko
    Photo credit: Ryan Osman

    February 2, 2017

    Become a Sponsor of the Biggest Francophone Event in the Region!

    Le Festival du Loup is in the midst of acquiring sponsorships for this year’s Festival. To become part of our winning team, follow this link:

    Sponsorship Information


    Photo: Martin Lalonde, president, receives a cheque from our first sponsor. Nadine Lalonde, owner of Traductions Zip Zap Translations, is a loyal Festival du Loup sponsor and always the first to support us. Thank you!

    January 31, 2017

    La Meute’s 2017 Administrative Committee

    La Meute culturelle de Lafontaine has a new and enthusiastic Administrative Committee. A warm welcome to Corrinne, Claire, and Bernadette. Also, a big thank you to Mikaela Lefaive for her precious contributions over the years. We miss you already…


    Photo: Corrinne Prévost, Claire Thibideau, Bernadette Marchand, Ginette Pelletier; André Beausoleil, Marc Lalonde, Michel Payment

    January 7, 2017

    La Meute hosting AGM Jan. 26

    planif-avec-paulette-1Everyone is welcome to attend la Meute culturelle’s annual general meeting (taking place entirely en français) on Thursday, Jan. 26 at le Villageois in Lafontaine.

    The organization recently completed a strategic plan, which will be discussed during the meeting. La Meute culturelle de Lafontaine will also elect new council members and discuss past and future projects.

    For more information, call 705-543-1535 or check out administrative rules for the organization (again, en français).

    November 15, 2016

    Photos of Lafontaine’s living museum

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2016 edition of Lafontaine’s Living Museum.

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    October 26, 2016

    Lafontaine museum looking for volunteers!

    An old painted rocking horse

    This antique rocking horse will be on display

    Lafontaine’s Living Museum is looking for volunteers to welcome school groups from Monday, November 7 to Friday, November 11 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

    If you speak French and would like to lend a hand, contact leloup@festivalduloup.on.ca or 705-543-1535.

    October 19, 2016

    Lafontaine Living Museum to showcase games and hobbies of the past

    A poster in a frame

    Mary Andrushko is loaning the museum this poster, signed by the entire 1967 Maple Leafs team

    The upcoming edition of Lafontaine’s Living Museum will showcase games and hobbies of the past through tours, activities, exhibits and even food. Visitors young and old, francophone and anglophone, are invited to visit Lafontaine Parish Hall to revisit what “fun” looked like before electronics.

    The museum opens Sunday, November 6 with a chicken potpie dinner hosted by chef Larry Lalonde harkening back to Lafontaine’s old church bazaars. It closes on Saturday, November 12 with an antique hat parade followed by tea and desserts prepared by local baking legend Lucille Marchand. During the weekdays in between, the museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Volunteers will use stories and artefacts to bring historical pastimes to life. Visitors, including several hundred francophone students from local schools, will enjoy opportunities to play old games like marbles and crokinole.

    Collecting was a popular pastime, and one exhibit is sure to impress hockey fans. Local antiquarian Marty Andrushko of Marty’s Antiques and Collectibles in Orillia’s Antique Mall has loaned his series of valuable hockey cards – some of them more than 100 years old. Other treasures from Marty include a Mic Mac hockey stick made of a single piece of wood, skates from the 1920s, and a poster signed by the entire Maple Leafs team in 1967: the year they last won the Stanley Cup.

    Some of the other hobbies on display will include fishing, hunting, needlework, woodworking, sculpture, dancing and even gossiping at the corner store.

    Tickets for the potpie dinner cost $20 for adults and $10 for children. They can be purchased at le Goût de Vivre (705-533-3349) and at la Meute culturelle (705-543-1535) in Lafontaine. Tickets for the museum can be purchased at the door.

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    September 12, 2016

    Free workshop with professional storyteller Alexis Roy

    Alexis Roy

    Alexis Roy

    Do you want to learn how to write and tell a good story? Join this free workshop with professional storyteller, Alexis Roy.

    • Workshop name: Write a story
    • Workshop lead: Alexis Roy, professional storyteller
    • Dates: October 29 and 30 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Where: at la Meute culturelle de Lafontaine, 328 Lafontaine Road West, Tiny (Lafontaine)
    • How to prepare: Have a story in mind

    Please note that the workshop and storytelling will take place en Français.

    June 23, 2016

    Wood, paint, brushes… all we need is you!


    This year, Huronia Foundation for the Arts joins the Festival to offer you a larger variety of wolves for the silent auction. Saturday, July 9th, come to La Meute to show us your artistic talent as you paint a wolf that will be sold in the auction the following Saturday, during the Festival! We will be equipped with material for you to use to create your wolf (paint, paint brushes), but do not hesitate to bring your own material if you prefer to use your colours!

    This art day will take place at La Meute (328, Lafontaine Road West) on Saturday, July 9th from 10am to 4pm. Come get creative with us!

    The silent auction (l’encan de loups) is proudly sponsored by Midland Home Hardware Building Centre.

    Reservations: 705-543-1535

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